: Northwest Florida Beaches Intl Airport
Carillon Beach is Florida's most picturesque gulf-front community. Located on the famous emerald waters and snow-white sand of Florida's panhandle, this gated village offers unparalleled privacy for you and your family. Shaded promenades and sidewalks on both sides of the streets invite you to walk or cycle to swimming, tennis, dining, and shopping. The private residential area of this township boasts upscale homes of unique architecture and pristine landscapes. At its very center stands the landmark from which this town draws its name, a 37-bell carillon. The meeting house, often used as a wedding chapel overlooks the village green where families gather with blankets for afternoon picnics or an evening of star gazing to the sounds of jazz, blues, or Jimmy Buffett. Featured in Southern Living and Coastal Living magazines, Carillon Beach is what other coastal villages were like years ago. Beach walkovers take you across the dunes of wild sea oats to exclusive beach lounges and umbrella.
Golf: Northwest Florida is home to the fairest of fairways, including five championship courses in Panama City Beach.
Recognized by Golf Digest magazine as one of America's top three golf towns, Panama City Beach has pristine greens, reasonable fees and a wealth of choices. Tee time is any time of year. The seaside destination on the Gulf of Mexico enjoys an average annual temperature of 74 degrees and an estimated 320 days of sunshine annually. This travel season finds Panama City Beach at the top of its game with these noteworthy offerings:
Nicklaus Course and Meadows Course, Bay Point Marriott Resort
Bay Point Marriott houses two 18-hole courses, the Nicklaus Course and the Meadows Course.
The Nicklaus Course premiered in the fall, 2005, as Northwest Florida's only Nicklaus-design course. Travel + Leisure Golf quickly named it one of the most worthy redesigns and notable debuts in the state. The par-72 course measures more than 7,100 yards. It offers challenges for both novice and seasoned golfers. Players enjoy the natural terrain of scrub oaks, pines and salt-water marshes as well as panoramic views of St. Andrews Bay.
The Meadows Course, the epitome of resort golf, offers golfers an experience they return for, time and again. It's occasionally tight fairways, numerous bunkers and lakes all provide an ever-changing landscape for golfers of all skill levels.
Travel Magazine voted these courses 2007 Greens of Distinction Winners